ETA for Every NHL Team to Contend for the Stanley Cup

June 9th, 2015 by Jonathan Willis Leave a reply »
With the battle between the Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning for the Stanley Cup on centre stage, the 28 other NHL teams are plotting their own routes to a championship.

Some are older clubs in need of extensive renovations or younger clubs still years away from seriously contending. There are other teams trapped somewhere in the middle that need to decide whether to make a last run with their current groups or if they need a year or two longer to put the finishing touches on their rosters. Finally, there are teams that had a realistic shot to win it all this year and might once again next season. 

Where does your favourite team fall on that spectrum? Starting with those the furthest away from championship contention, the following slideshow provides our assessment on when each franchise aside from the two 2015 finalists should be a realistic Cup contender. 

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